Brindisi Sud power station

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Brindisi Sud power station, also known as the Federico II plant, is a 2,640-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Apulia, Italy.

The plant is planned for retirement in 2025, as part of Italy's coal phase out plans. Plant owner Enel plans to build up to 1,680 MW of gas-fired capacity at the plant site.[1]

Location

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Background on Plant

Brindisi Sud power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 2,640 MW. The plant was completed between 1991 and 1993, and is owned by Enel.[2]

In October 2017, Italy announced it planned to phase out coal power by 2025,[3] requiring Enel to retire the Brindisi Sud coal plant by 2025. In May 2020, Italian regulators granted Enel permission to close the 605 MW unit 2 from 1 January 2021, the first step towards shutting down the whole facility by 2025.[4]

Proposed gas-fired capacity

In May 2018, Enel announced that it aims in 2025 to install two gas blocks for a total of 1680 MW in the same area of ​​the plant.[1] In May 2020, Enel started the permitting process to convert the site to gas, which will happen in three phases. The first phase will be the installation of an open-cycle gas turbine (OCGT) unit and the phase-out of coal. The second phase will be the installation of a second OCGT, and the third phase will be to convert the OCGTs to combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGTs).[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Enel SpA
  • Parent company: Enel SpA[5]
  • Location: Brindisi, Apulia, Italy
  • Coordinates: 40.563636, 18.032206 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (operating): 2,640 MW
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 1,680 MW
    • Combined-cycle Unit 1: 840 MW (2025)
    • Combined-cycle Unit 2: 840 MW (2025)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Antonio Tricarico, "Un Brindisi lontano dalla fine del carbone," Il Manifesto, Sep 26, 2019
  2. "Coal-Fired Power Plants in Italy," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  3. "Italy to phase out coal by 2025," E3G, Oct 24, 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Italy's Enel to close one Brindisi coal unit in 2021," Argus Media, May 28, 2017
  5. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) WOCMU6HCI0OJWNPRZS33 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020

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